#MACourtFails campaign was started to raise awareness about our failing courts and criminal justice reform system, and how our elected officials would rather pass laws restricting what law abiding people do, than address the actual causations of “gun violence”.
If you follow us on social media you’ve probably seen our #MACourtFails posts. These posts outline how our judicial and criminal justice systems are endangering the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts time and again. They also clearly illustrate how our gun laws are rarely enforced, even when they are broken by “career criminals” with long histories of violent crime.
We started this campaign to raise awareness of the disregard for public safety exhibited by our elected officials, who would rather pass laws restricting and regulating what people who follow the law do, than address the actual causations of “gun violence”.
“Known gang member” who was robbing Air Jordans at gun point receives only 36 months probation, gun charges dismissed by Commonwealth.
Here is the court report: “RA, of Worcester, was placed on two concurrent terms of 18 months’ probation after pleading guilty to larceny from a person, amended from armed robbery(firearm), and assault with a dangerous weapon. As a condition of probation, he was ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the victim. Charges of possession of a firearm without a firearm ID card, possession of ammunition without a firearm ID card, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and receiving stolen property under $250 were dismissed at the request of the commonwealth.”
Convicted arsonist – #MACourtFails felon with a long criminal history is now being charged with the murder of a mother and three young children.
Locke was indicted in June on four counts of interfering with a murder investigation after telling police Bermudez’s husband, Moses, told him that members of the MS-13 gang were responsible for the murders.
Locke, who has been in custody since March, is currently serving a six-month prison sentence for larceny, vandalism and trespassing charges that stem from a four-year-old case out of Palmer. Link to story
“Known gang member” walks out of court with probation after attempted murder with a motor vehicle during a massive gang fight at a Worcester strip club.
Also, this same man was arrested in July of this year for driving with a Revoked License, subsequent offense, Operating Recklessly so as to Endanger, Stop Sign Violation, Speeding, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident, and Possession of a Class B Substance.
Once again, where is the concern for public safety exhibited by our legislature and AG during ERPO debates, and why does that end at restricting what people who follow the law can lawfully do?
Here is the court report:
CP of Worcester, was sentenced to four concurrent terms of 2 1/2 years in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle), assault with a dangerous weapon(motor vehicle), driving recklessly, and leaving an accident scene after personal injury. The sentences were suspended for 3 years with probation. Charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle) were dismissed. Link to gang fight story
Related: Second Man Arrested In Gang Fight Gets Only Probation.
#MACourtFails part 2. (linked to gang fight story posted above) During the gang battle a man was stabbed numerous times by a rival gang member. Our courts just let him walk with probation, despite him being a “known gang member”.
This man was also arrested for extortion and assault with a weapon (firearm) last year, since the gang fight arrest .
OA of Worcester, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife). The sentence was suspended for 3 years with probation. He was placed on two concurrent terms of 3 years’ probation after pleading guilty to assault and battery and intimidation of a witness/juror/police officer/court official. As conditions of probation, he was ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the victim.
Felon with long violent crime record including weapons/gun charges, out on bail for drug arrest, assaults MGM Springfield Customer
The city man accused in a random attack on an MGM Springfield patron pleaded guilty in February to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute — and was sentenced to probation, according to records reviewed by The Republican. The plea came less than three years after Devon Williams, 27, was released from state prison for a 2012 stabbing. Link to story
#MACourtFails felon left a gun & ammo on a Wellesley H.S. sports field, he was being chased by police who later located him by his GPS tracking device.
Boston man arrested on gun charge for weapon found in Wellesley field. A Boston man who was wearing a GPS tracking device when he was stopped for a traffic violation in front of the Wellesley police station is now facing gun possession charges after police used his GPS data to allegedly link him to a weapon found near a popular trail in town.
Matthew Bradley was arraigned in Dedham District Court on Wednesday on illegal gun and ammunition possession charges. A judge revoked his bail on an open domestic violence case and set bail in the gun case at $15,000. Link to story
Criminal with heroin trafficking near a school and weapons charges on his record arrested again, on weapons charges
Officers placed the suspect in custody without incident at which time they recovered the firearm which was determined to be a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory handgun with an altered serial number. The suspect will appear in South Boston District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension. Link to story
A #MACourtFails threefer. A “level 2 armed career criminal” caught with two guns, and another getting arrested with a gun for second consecutive time. On the same day!
How does any legislator justify new restrictions when we have different levels of “armed career criminals” walking our streets?
DLB, 28, of Brockton, on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area 1617 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. An officer was on routine patrol when he observed the suspect running down the street in a full sprint with one hand secured in his right front pants pocket. As the officer continued to observe, the suspect fell unexpectedly at which time a firearm dropped to the ground in front of him. The officer quickly moved in and placed the suspect in custody while safely recovering the weapon which was determined to be a loaded 9mm Kahr Arms CM9 handgun. Additional responding units arrived on scene and continued their investigation which led to the recovery of a second firearm, a loaded 9mm Glock 43 handgun, from a nearby trash can which has since been turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. The suspect will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
Same day: Officers arrested GM, 22, of, Roxbury, on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed with no headlights illuminated. [snip] A violent struggle then ensued as the officers and the suspect fought for control of the weapon. Officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun with a defaced serial number. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Resisting Arrest. Link to arrest report
Commonwealth once again dismisses not one, but TWO gun charges on criminal with long record, who committed armed robbery, including assault.
Judge John Agostini ordered that Hoffman serve concurrent four- to six-year sentences in state prison at the Massachusetts Correction Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges related to the first incident, and concurrent four- to five-year sentences for the second incident.
The state dismissed charges of home invasion, armed robbery while masked and two counts of illegal possession on a firearm. Link to story
Update on #MACourtFails felon who killed three women after being released on $1K bail.
Here’s an update on one of the most dangerous #MACourtFails felons in a long time, who was released on $1K bail in November 2017, despite his long criminal history. Still nothing from #MALeg or AG Healey about our criminal justice system endangering the good citizens of the Commonwealth. Read more
MA dismisses firearms charges again. This time for a criminal who committed an armed robbery and armed home invasion.
Court report: “LH, 28, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to a single count of assault with a dangerous weapon in connection to an incident on Appleton Avenue in Pittsfield on January 20, 2017. He pleaded guilty to single counts of armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon in connection with a robbery of the Gulf Station on Wahconah Street in Pittsfield on February 8, 2017.
He was ordered to serve concurrent four to six years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the charges of armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. On the assault with a dangerous weapon charge, he was given concurrent four to five years in state prison. The charges of illegal possession of a firearm, armed robbery while masked, and home invasion were dismissed by the state.”
MA dismisses firearms charges on heroin dealer.
Here’s the court report: “Saul Delacruz, also known as Saul E. Delacruz-Garcia, 27, of New York, was sentenced to 3 years to 3 years and a day in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute. The charge was amended from trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium. The sentence is to run concurrent with any other sentences now being served. Charges of distribution of heroin, possession of a firearm in a felony, possession of a firearm without a firearm ID card, possession of ammunition without a firearm ID card, and improperly storing a firearm were dismissed.”
#MACourtFails criminal gets arrested for third time since April 2017, this time on gun charges.
…officers observed a black motor vehicle operating at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the vehicle in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Initially refusing to stop for officers, the operator of the motor vehicle made several quick turns in an attempt to evade officers who were operating with their lights and sirens activated. The operator E.S., 28-years-old of Cambridge and the passenger, LC, 29-years-old of Everett, were both placed under arrest. E.S. is charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer. L.C. is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Link to story (LC is the three time offender)
Mattapan man who shot 15 year old girl was arrested three years ago as part of a major gun/drug trafficking bust
Why was he out? Where is the concern for the safety of children? Why does the concern for public safety displayed by our AG and legislature always end with restricting/regulating what people who follow the law can do? Link to police report
Criminal arrested 5 years ago for firearms possession – heroin trafficking – OVER 300 GRAMS! Just had heroin trafficking charges reduced to two years probation.
Court report: Judge Janet Kenton-Walker. YNH, 34, of Worcester, was placed on probation for 2 years after pleading guilty to distribution of heroin. The charge was amended from trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium.
Here is the court report from five years ago: YNH, 29, of Worcester, charged with trafficking in heroin, morphine, or opium, distribution of heroin, firearm use in a felony, conspiracy to violate a drug law, and two counts of possession of a firearm without a Firearm ID Card, continued to June 24 on $7,500 cash bail.
#MACourtFails criminal shoots Boston Cop
The man who shot a Boston Police officer last weekend is a known criminal who was arrested in August for dealing crack. Once again, where is the concern for public safety displayed during #ERPO ? Where are the police chiefs who continually stand with our legislature when they demand laws that only restrict/regulate what people who follow the law can do? Police report
34 prior arrests doesn’t stop this #MACourtFails felon from getting arrested with a gun.
This felon has 34 prior arrests; assault, kidnapping, breaking and entering, possession of heroin and assault with dangerous weapon, was arrested in May for possession of crack. Yet, he’s still out. Link to arrest report